Hollis Hildebrand-Mills

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STATEMENT

Throughout my professional career, since I have been making fine art, collage has attracted me because of its ability to give the process of creating the art and the process of viewing the art a similar experience. I guess I am like the abstract expressionists in that way. Ripping a piece of torn paper and placing it over a line drawn, creates a lift in the picture plane. As I place the paper there when I make the collage, others can view it the same way. It’s physical.
 
Even when I paint, I chop off sides of heads and butt them up against something else cut on the same angle. Painting requires more planning, but I still enjoy the cut and paste quality that painting-as-collage brings. The surprise, the shock, the placement cannot look planned.
 
I feel very lucky, in that I don’t get stuck very often. Or at a loss of what to do next. I was in advertising for a while before I began my career in fine art. A lot of my imagery is taken from the direct symbols in advertising. And the format of the wide-screened TV has woven its way into my work, too, several times. I think this has a subliminal effect on people. People are always staring at their screens. Looking at my art becomes friendly to them even if I have painted an explosion. 
 
By using the trademark Divine Imagery Is Everywhere ™, I subscribe to a belief that ideas flow through me. I don’t claim them as something personal to me after they are executed as “mine”. My startling imagery channeled through me must mean that ideas are accessible and are not that far away.
 
 Hollis Hildebrand-Mills
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www.hollishildebrand-mills.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2002ABSTRACTION: 5 LIFE-SIZE PAINTINGS. Berse Gallery, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.
2006“ROSES ARE BLOOMING”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
2007RECENT PAINTINGS, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
2008“TECTONICS”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
2009COLLAGE”: PROJECTED, MOVING AND STILL, EyeDrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010“BREAD IN THE SKY”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
2013“AFLOAT: AN INSTALLATION”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
2016THE CROSS SERIES, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2000MATERNAL MATTERS, A MOTHER OF A SHOW. Gallery 100, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.
2002FALL SHOW.   Group Exhibition.   Fishbone Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
THE ART OF COLLAGE: FIVE ATLANTA ARTISTS.   ArtWalk at Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA.   Marianne Lambert, Curator, ConsultArt.
2003THE ART OF COLLAGE: FIVE ATLANTA ARTISTS.   ArtWalk at Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA.   Marianne Lambert, Curator, ConsultArt.
21 ST ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Pleiades Gallery, New York City. Juror:   Anne Umland, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL ART SHOWCASE, Xerox Corporate Headquarters, Stamford, CT.   Ana Matthiesen-Edmonds, Curator.
ANNUAL JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Cultural Arts Council, Douglasville, GA.   Juror: Jerry Cullum, Senior Editor, Art Papers.
2004POINT OF VIEW, Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS 115 th EXHIBITION, New York, NY.
ARTISTS WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN, J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
THE SQUARE SHOW, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
2005LUXE featuring Guest Artist Audrey Flack, OwenLawrence Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS 116 th EXHIBITION, New York, NY.
ANGLES AND ISSUES, Group Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
MANY FACES OF ART featuring Guest Artists Richard Anuzkiewicz, Michael Arthur, Faith Ringgold, Yoko Ono, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, New York, NY.
THE SQUARE SHOW, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
2006THE COLLECTORS’ SHOW, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
SOULFUL EXPRESSIONS OF BEAUTY, Group Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
NOHO NY ArtWalk, New York, NY.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS 117 th EXHIBITION SHOW, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA.
LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA. Marianne Lambert, Curator, ConsultArt.
2007NOHO NY ArtWalk, New York, NY.
LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA. Marianne Lambert, Curator, ConsultArt.
2008WORKS ON PAPER: EXHIBITION-BENEFIT AAI Artists Alliance Inc. Cuchifritos Gallery-Project Space, New York, NY.
SPRING INTO SUMMER, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, New York, NY.
FOR GOOD MEASURE: A PIN-UP SHOW TO BENEFIT EYEDRUM, EyeDrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
THE NATURE OF THINGS, InterChurch Gallery, New York, NY
2009TOW THE LINE, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
GROUP SHOW, HUB-Robeson Galleries, Penn State University, University Park, PA
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS 120th EXHIBITION, New York, NY
2010SOME NOTION OF PERFECTION, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2011SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
AFFORDABLE ARTS FAIR, NY, NY
SMALL PIECES LOOSELY JOINED, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012INSIDE/OUTSIDE, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
THE GOODS, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013GROUP SHOW, Saraghi Art Space, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
NOVAS EXHIBITION, The Cultural Art Center, Douglasville, GA
LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA. Marianne Lambert, Curator, ConsultArt
2014CERES 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
SMALL…BUT NOT RESTRICTED, Wilson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
HAMBIDGE AUCTION, The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA
GROUP SHOW, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2015SUMMER SERENADE, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
LIVING CASE, eyedrum gallery, Atlanta, GA
GROUP SHOW, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS:

2007CREATIVE LOAFING, July 2007
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION August 2007
2008ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION January 2008
VILLAGE VOICE March 2008
LONG ISLAND PRESS March 2008
WHERE MAGAZINE March 2008
2009BURNAWAY.ORG October, 2009 & December, 2009
2011BURNAWAY.ORG July 2011
2012YOUTUBE Interview 2012
2013ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION December 2013

ART CONSULTANT FIRMS:

Art Initiative, Atlanta, GA.
EDL, Atlanta, GA.
Corporate Art Source, Montgomery, AL.

AFFILIATIONS:

2001 to presentHambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Fellow, Rabun Gap, GA
2003National Association of Women Artists Inc. New York, NY
2003 Mentored by artist Peter Forakis, Petaluma, CA
2004Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Fellow, Rabun Gap, GA

AWARDS:

2001Fulton County Arts Council Scholarship Recipient for a Residency at The Hambidge Center of Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA.
2003Third Place Award , Jerry Cullum, Senior Editor, Art Papers , Douglasville Cultural Arts Council.
2010Apple Inc., Video “Bread in the Sky” nominated for Best of One-to-One